SERI (the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative) is opening up our (virtual, 10-week) summer research internship globally (it was only open to Stanford students in 2020), and applications close on Wednesday April 21st 11:59 PM PDT.
I wanted to highlight this opportunity on the forum since there aren't many longtermism and existential-risk focused research/internship opportunities this summer for junior researchers. Most notably, FHI's Summer Research Fellowship is not open for 2021, so researchers/staff from FHI have graciously offered to collaborate with SERI to help run our program (thank you FHI!). *We extended our deadline to Wednesday April 21st due to our conference this weekend - so please disregard the earlier deadline for our program on FHI's website, apologies for the confusion.
Open link in new tabhttp://tinyurl.com/seri21summer
(Deadline Wednesday, April 21st, 11:59 PM PDT)
To learn more about existential risks and the kinds of project proposals we’d be excited to see, we recommend this link with advice for applicants.
If you’d like to ask more about potential project ideas and what we’re looking for, check out our office hours schedule here.
To learn more about SERI and/or our research internship, check out our website or email us at email@example.com.
Please share this opportunity with EA group members/others who might be a good fit, thank you so much!
I also think this is an important problem, I'm glad SERI's program is helping fill that gap, and I've encouraged several people to check it out (in addition to being one of the mentors myself).
But I also usually encourage people to check out several other things, both because there may be some people who are a better fit for those than for SERI's program and because people usually need to apply to many things in order to get into one. So in a similar spirit, readers of this post might want to check out the programs listed here. The rest of that post might also be useful to such people.
(Just in case it wasn't sufficiently obvious: I really do also encourage people to strongly consider applying to SERI's program, and I really appreciate the work SERI is doing!)
Nitpick: The first link leads to https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/3mnLZtbeBSWZqQCLb/cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/stanford-existential-risks-initiative, which is a dead link. I think you mean to link to cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/stanford-existential-risks-initiative.